When chemistry professor and Union College graduate John Engen ’94 realized the equipment he needed to move forward with his hydrogendeuterium exchange mass spectrometry research on protein structure didn’t yet exist, he created the necessary tools by patching together pieces of existing laboratory equipment.
And when his research surpassed the limitations of those customized tools, he approached the biotechnology firm Waters Corporation with his idea to use liquid chromatography technology to separate protein molecules in a way that had never before been done.
Union College Library recently became the thirtieth participant to join the Nebraska Memories project of the Nebraska Library Commission. This collaborative initiative encourages organizations holding historical photographic material related to Nebraska to contribute scanned images to the project. The original organizations retain ownership of the documents and digital files. Funded by the State of Nebraska, the Nebraska Memories database s
As Union Scholars focus their attention on finding solutions to global issues, they have the distinct advantage of having international travel and study built right into the honors curriculum.
The three week course in May 2010 began with a couple days of instruction at Union College then moved on to Sabah, Malaysia where students conducted "windshield" surveys of the village researching their needs. The trip concluded with visits to Hong Kong and China.
Lincoln—The stairwells of the Everett Dick Building once again
reverberate with the sounds of reunions and students making new
acquaintances. More stations are open in Union Market and the lines are
a bit longer. Across campus, lost-looking new students get pointed in
the right directions. The energy brought by the return of students can
be felt everywhere on campus.
At Union College, school is back in session.
Besides starting classes, the day's events included an academic
convocation with a spiritual twist. Tanya Cochran, assistant professor
of English, delivered a message encouraging students to approach life
with questions rather than preconceived answers and to cultivate an
attitude of wonderment. Cochran shared her own testimony as well as
specific ways students could apply her message. Read an excerpt of her address here (PDF).
Registration will continue until Aug. 25th. The number of students
enrolled cannot be determined until that time; however, preliminary
estimates show an increase over last year.